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Sustainability, Green Ideas, Environment, Networking, Architecture, Engineering, Building Systems, Farah Ahmad, Farah Naz Ahmad

Scranton

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Scranton

Farah Ahmad

One week in Scranton's beautifully preserved history proved memorable. I wasn't expecting to see the work of some of America's well-known architects dispersed throughout, softly integrated into the quiet community. They weren't screaming for attention. Rather, these structures quietly upheld their elegance. I had been to Scranton as a young child, exploring Lackawanna's coal mine with much delight. After returning more than a decade later, I was able to rediscover Scranton's magic through different forms.

I was delighted to discover how many jewels were embedded within this Pennsylvania city's fabric of folklore and built framework. Scranton, home of the country's first streetcars, supplier of New York's coal, and even the fictional setting for NBC's The Office, was full of surprises!

The diversity of architectural styles and the settling calm encompassing its streets create an amazing local and low-key ambiance by foot. Alas, enough typing. I'll let my photographs tell Scranton's stories. Click the left/right arrows or thumbnails, to view some of my favorite shots. And if you have ever been to Scranton, or can offer more insight on the city, let me know, I'd love to hear about it!

 Lackawanna Historical Society

Lackawanna Historical Society

 Municipal Building

Municipal Building

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 University of Scranton: has a few LEED certified buildings on campus already built and also under construction

University of Scranton: has a few LEED certified buildings on campus already built and also under construction

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